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Will He Make It? Athletic Bobcat Attempts An Olympic-Worthy Leap Over Water

A rare daytime sighting of the elusive nocturnal feline doesn't disappoint.

The Olympics might be on hold, but one Louisiana bobcat didn’t get the message. 

Recent footage shows the bobcat crossing a weir, reaching a gap and then leaping across: 

YouTuber Ryan Olivier posted the video from April at Pecan Island, a marshy area located roughly midway between New Orleans and Port Arthur, Texas.

There are about 66,000 bobcats in Louisiana, according to a 2010 survey, and the population is increasing in the state.

According to National Geographic, bobcats are typically reclusive and nocturnal, making this daytime footage a rare treat for wildlife viewers.  

 

(h/t digg)

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